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West Brighton, which is sometimes considered to encompass the area referred to as New West Brighton, is located in the northern section of Staten Island. This mostly residential neighborhood has plenty of commercial activity with delis, coffee shops, and convenience stores well distributed throughout and the neighborhood is considered to be highly walkable. The main commercial corridor of Forest Avenue in West Brighton has multiple shops, eateries, and services located along it. There are also libraries, schools, and historic buildings in the region that make great pedestrian destinations. There is a unique pet shop located in West Brighton called the BYOP Grooming and Pet Supply which welcomes local dogs owners and their pets. 

If you walk your dog daily in Staten Island, you will need some warm, dry outerwear for winter weather which can be cool and wet. Summers are hot and humid and cooler clothing and water supplies are a necessity on long trips with your pup.

Terrain in West Brighton
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West Brighton and the area of New West Brighton are located along the waterfront across from New Jersey on the north shore and the coast is a dominant feature in the region. West Brighton is a highly developed, densely populated, urban residential area with commercial services also located within the district. Properties are well landscaped with mature shade trees and yards, sidewalks, and grassy berms which make the terrain pleasant for walking. 

The neighborhood mostly features flat terrain with some gentle inclines that are not hard to navigate for most pedestrians and their pups. The Staten Island Zoo is located here and there are several small cemeteries, playgrounds, and a medical center in the area. Several churches and homes in West Brighton are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The area is busy with plenty of traffic from residents and visitors accessing landmarks and commercial areas, so be cautious crossing busy intersections in his neighborhood.

Greenways in West Brighton
Neighborhoods in Staten Island have an average of:
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There are several playgrounds and recreation facilities dotted about West Brighton that pet owners and their pups can enjoy from adjacent pedestrian ways. For longer greenways, Silver Lake Park is located just southeast of West Brighton. Silver Lake Park provides a 205-acre, dog-friendly park that allows dogs off-leash except in designated areas such as playgrounds and sports fields. There are lots of interwinding trails for you and your dog to explore and a large beautiful lake as well. 

Cloves Lake Park is located just southwest of the community and this natural park has two designated off-leash areas for dogs to romp including an area near Royal Oak Road and Rice Avenue. These off-leash areas are not enclosed and your dog should have good off-leash recall and socialization to enjoy this type of free play. This park also has plenty of meandering greenways and natural areas where your dog should remain on a leash.

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